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Winning and Losing: Bladee and Mechatok Interviewed by Alexander Iadarola
Two portraits side by side. On the left is musical artist Bladee wearing a black mesh helmet with tall, pointed ears and holding a silver coin up to his right eye. On the right is producer Mechatok, a young man with a buzzcut holding two fingers with acrylic nails that have flames coming off of them.

On techno-spirituality, impending doom, and making failed pop songs.

Winning and Losing: Bladee and Mechatok Interviewed by Alexander Iadarola
Two portraits side by side. On the left is musical artist Bladee wearing a black mesh helmet with tall, pointed ears and holding a silver coin up to his right eye. On the right is producer Mechatok, a young man with a buzzcut holding two fingers with acrylic nails that have flames coming off of them.

On techno-spirituality, impending doom, and making failed pop songs.

Spinning and Daydreaming: Kristin Oppenheim Interviewed by Vijay Masharani
A close up, low-angle, black-and-white portrait of Kristin Oppenheim's face. She shields her eyes from the sun with her hand and looks to one side.

On her newly released collection of circuitous sound works created in the early ’90s.

From the Illustrated Novel by Forsyth Harmon
Cover of Justine by Forsyth Harmon

A coming-of-age story about girlhood in the suburbs during the 1990s.

Matt Keegan’s 1996 by Charity Coleman
A spread from Matt Keegan's book titled 1996 showing Time Magazine covers from that year

A sleek but sensitive compendium of cultural production and politics three years in the making and spanning more than two decades.

Rainald Goetz’s Rave by Shivani Radhakrishnan
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“With my straight razor, I unmask the lie,” Rainald Goetz read at a literary prize competition in 1983. Then, Goetz picked up a blade and sliced open his forehead, nonchalant.

A Surreptitious Form of Activism: Michelle Handelman Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris
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The filmmaker on her 1995 film BloodSisters documenting San Francisco’s leather-dyke scene.

Cultural Hierarchies: Kate Milliken Interviewed by Lydia Kiesling
Cover of Kept Animals by Kate Milliken

On writing about California in the 1990s, embodying our experiences, and launching a novel during a pandemic.

Wioletta Greg’s Accommodations by Sean Gasper Bye
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A gritty portrait of city life in the Wild East.

The Ruckus of Our Shared Living: Hanif Abdurraqib Interviewed by Ryan Spencer
Cover Hi Go Ahead In The Rain

The writer discusses his personal, political, and critical assessment of hip-hop’s golden age. 

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